On this page, you can find a number of clients' responses and experiences. By clicking on a logo, you open a pop-up window with their story.
You can find more references and recommendations on my LinkedIn profile.
Judith de Boer, Maintenance Specialist RAMSHE-LCM
Participant online learning environment ''Leadership according to Rianne Kuik''.
''The program is valuable if you want to lead from your own core values and want to develop yourself in this area. Due to the duration and structure of the program, you can get to work with the material provided and live it. The program is online but certainly not remotely; it settles in your capillaries and therefore brings you tools that you will continue to use long after the program is completed."
Since 2017 we have been involved in various leadership, culture and change processes within various business units of ENGIE Services Netherlands and ENGIE Energie the Netherlands. You can read a number of reactions below, more references can be found on the LinkedIn profile of Rianne.
Gerwin Sieders, Director ENGIE Energie Nederland B2C
"Clear is kind, Unclear is unkind" is what Rianne typifies for me. Rianne has helped me and ENGIE tremendously in a change process within marketing and sales. From a functional organization to a customer-oriented organization. Although she has a lot of knowledge of marketing and sales, her strength really lies in connecting people. It's the people who make the organization. She has often held up a mirror to me, our organization and colleagues with the starting point "clear is kind". Clear expectations are the beginning of successful change. For anyone where these are recognizable themes and looking for lasting change, I highly recommend Rianne.
Peter van Dijk, Manager Operations B2C at ENGIE Nederland Retail B.V.
Rianne is of great value for the development of our organization. She knows how to keep the balance between real attention for the person and the team (she sees what's going on) and the result the organization is set up for. She does not work as an external consultant, but as part of the team in a structured way on improvement (both relational and substantive). She keeps her appointments and is someone who helps from a to z to create a more successful organization. Because of her sincerity, reliability and expertise Rianne is a very nice person to work with.
Niek ten Bloemendal, Manager Marketing & Sales, Operations B2B
If you dare to look at yourself and your team and get started with the findings I can definitely recommend Rianne. Daring to connect is also being able to connect with yourself. Rianne knows better than anyone how to ask questions and bring to light the things that matter in order to make connecting a little easier. Team dynamics suddenly comes into a different light. Rianne is a pleasant person in the collaboration, absolutely keeps appointments and is able to make herself vulnerable, which makes it real and authentic. Highly recommended!
Tanja van Dinteren, CFO ENGIE Energie Nederland NV, Member Of The Supervisory Board at Mooiland and Groen Gas Gelderland
In 2018 I worked intensively with Rianne in a change process of the finance organization. Through her personal involvement with the group and the individual, Rianne receives immediate respect. Rianne is open and honest and knows how to connect, but above all she has enormous integrity which enables her to quickly gain trust in all layers of the organization. She is able to approach situations from different angles and give back these insights. She does all this with an enormous amount of professionalism and especially a lot of warmth. In addition, she does not hesitate to name difficult situations and behavior. Through the energy that Rianne has put into this process, everyone, without exception, has gone through a development and his colleagues have risen above themselves. Thank you very much for this!
Jan Kloosterman, Manager Finance EMT at ENGIE Energie Nederland NV
In 2018, together with Rianne, I was allowed to carry out an intensive change process within our Finance organization. Rianne, like no other, is able to put her finger on the sore spot when it comes to leadership and connecting with each other, but she does so with integrity and professionalism. If anyone can express what real leadership consists of, it is her. She then knows how to concretely put her hands and feet on this so that improvement and through translation into daily practice takes shape. In doing so, she ensures that people in all layers of the organization connect with each other and look for themselves. I am grateful to Rianne for the many learning moments and the professional input in 2018!
Erik Welman, Manager GBS Finance ENGIE NL
From my workplace I have worked with Rianne in three different situations, all three within ENGIE. The first situation was within ENGIE Energie Nederland Retail BV, the second within the Finance department of ENGIE Energie Nederland NV and the third at the Shared Service Center of ENGIE Services Nederland BV. Independently where I have worked with Rianne, she is a professional woman who fully lives up to the name of her company "dare to connect". This is exactly what Rianne does in her daily work, she connects and does it in a very natural and pleasant way without avoiding the real conversation. Rianne has therefore been of great added value to me in every situation.
It started with a leadership training for the international MT team of Teijin Aramid, whereas finally, a leadership development trajectory for the entire company originated. You can read a number of responses below, more references can be found on the LinkedIn profile of Rianne. If you would like to know more about the program, the results, and our approach, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Erik Delnoij - TEIJIN Group Corporate Officer & Director of Marketing and Sales at TEIJIN Aramid B.V.
Rianne trained the entire leadership of the Teijin Aramid Marketing and Sales team in Dare to lead. She is an excellent coach and facilitator. She managed to inspire the team and me to adopt the Dare to Lead principles in a very challenging time! Her skills as a coach helped her in connecting quickly to team members of very diverse backgrounds. She is also adapt at quickly grasping the dynamics in the team. Excellent work Rianne and many thanks for the great collaboration!
Eric Haveman – Global HR&O manager at TEIJIN Aramid B.V.
The Teijin Aramid M&S Management Team is now Dare to Lead certified. An important step in a lifelong learning journey.
Dare to Lead assumes that courage is a skill that can be learned. Courageous leadership is about the power of vulnerability, clear awareness of values, building trust and knowing how to continue after disappointments and setbacks.
I am very happy that I 'ran into' trainer Rianne Kuik (Dare to Connect). Rianne has trained us in the D2L-concept in an inspiring, involved and practical way. From her own experience, both as a trainer as well as a business leader in a complex environment, she turned out to be a great sparring partner and coach for us. Heartily recommended.
Sjaak Bensink – Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Industrial at TEIJIN Aramid B.V.
In 2020 Rianne guided us to the Dare to Lead program in a very organized and structured way. She really impressed us with her open, enthusiastic & professional style and truly made an impact on our team by demonstrating, also by herself, how "being vulnerable" can truly make you a better leader!
Monica Lopez Lorenzo - Business Executive, Platform Leader Life Protection at Teijin Aramid B.V.
Rianne has helped me to understand what my added value is, what I bring into the team as a leader and as colleague. I understand better what my strengths are and what an arena moment means, and that there is nothing wrong on letting everyone else know that I sometimes also need help.
She is a great listener mastering the dare to lead principles. I have discovered that only when I am not afraid to be present, to participate, to share and, only when I am here without armor and want to start an honest conversation, beautiful things happen. Thanks Rianne
Rejanne Eimers, Commandant Personeels Logistiek Commando at The Royal Army (Ministry of Defense)
I got to know Rianne as energetic, authentic and unique. Her empathy, people skills, combined with years of knowledge and experience make her an excellent coach and sparring partner. Her extensive range of custom work makes her a very professional business partner. She excels in her ability to listen and penetrate to the core of problems, blockages and challenges. She also has a pleasant personality with humor and self-reflection. "Rianne your search for more, through the principles of Brené Brown and the power of imperfection, make you the professional you are today", but for me especially a great person in her work and "real" as a human being. I grant everyone a "you". But most of all I am glad that I got to know you and that I can use you as a coach within my organization.
Reactions of participants of the training Dare to Lead AMM
"The whole training was very inspiring".
"Excellently organized and prepared. Rianne has a lot of knowledge and is able to create a safe atmosphere where it is possible to talk to each other openly".
Leadership development trajectory AGZ
Coaching participants 'Leadership according to Rianne Kuik'
Tobias Westerneng, Manager Marketing & Communicatie
Rianne was attached to the Marcom team as an external supervisor, which I led. In my opinion, her strength is her empathy combined with organizational knowledge. Because Rianne has leadership experience herself, she quickly understands the question of her client. In her coaching role, Rianne listens carefully to what is just not said, quickly gains people's trust and can then confront them. In our trajectory Rianne has made a great contribution to the team development that we have achieved together in 6 months.
Willemijn Dooijes, Marketing- en communicatieadviseur
In several group sessions I have been able to work together with Rianne. I admire the way she guided the group; with a lot of respect, for each individual and next to the existing agenda also room for input from the group. Her enthusiasm and the courage to be vulnerable make her a fantastic facilitator and result in the connection with each other and the ability to grow as a department.
Linda Pedroso Hernandez - Schaap, Online Content Editor
During my reintegration back to work I got to know Rianne. Her empathic ability, listening ear and personal experience created a trusted and special bond. I dared to position myself vulnerable with her so that I learned even more about myself and regained my strength. I am very grateful for Rianne's support and coaching.
Some reactions of participants to the inspiration session
"Rianne has a quiet way of telling. Her story came across well."
"Interesting story. Fine interaction moments in between. Rianne held the attention well."
"Clear presentation by an open personality."
Rob van Willigen, Teammanager Marketing & Sales bij Menzis
Rianne is a passionate manager with a big heart and a lot of courage. She knows flawlessly what hampers achieving results, gets teams moving and picks up the decisions she needs. Rianne is professionally vulnerable and makes connections in this way. If the other does not open up, Rianne dares to be sharp in order to make a connection anyway. She has put the importance of the business segment within Menzis firmly on the map and, moreover, professionalized its operation. I think I am not alone when I say that I have learned a lot from her. Dare to connect' is a very fitting motto for Rianne!
Octavia Siertsema, interim Tendermanager bij Menzis
Rianne is a fine personality, with a sincere interest in the employees, a good sense of proportion and a great commitment. I think she is very good as a manager; for her, the person she has to do with comes first and that motivates!
More reactions about my activities at Menzis can be found on my LinkedIn profile.
Caspar Kosse, Directeur Procesoptimalisatie & innovatie Start People
I have known Rianne for years. In the period that she worked at USG People I also had the opportunity to work with her many times. Passionate, driven, involved and with a clear vision on things. A number of cries that apply to Rianne. Assignments she takes on she translates into clear and result-oriented objectives with a "head and tail". In doing so, she knows how to position herself well "between" the client and the employees she works with. She knows how to distinguish between head and side issues and uses her network in a positive way. With this she creates support and a lock in within the organization and with clients. As a result, the things she does develop sustainably to the next level.
Niels Werdekker, Manager Sales Studenten.net
As Interim Manager Rianne has delivered an incredibly positive added value for Studenten.net and Start People in a short period of time. She connects the right people and through her sincere and open way of working together she achieves goals faster. I got to know Rianne as a fine colleague with an impressive drive for achieving results.
Jolijn van den Hengel-Endert, National accountmanager bij Facilicom
I got to know Rianne as a real "people" person. In a coach trajectory I learned a lot from her in order to create more clarity for myself. With an enormous experience in the business field she could really join me on my voyage of discovery. Precisely this combination of interest and warmth with the business knowledge was very valuable to me! I grant everyone the connection with this special woman.
Patrick van der Veen, National Sales Manager Hospitality
Working with Rianne is inspiring. She gives peace and creates an overview when the other person has lost it. Rianne has the gift as a coach to quickly get to the heart of the matter and she provides handles that you can start working with right away. Rianne helps you to make the development you could never have made on your own. She has a lot of human and organizational knowledge, which she combines with her excellent knowledge of proven theoretical psychological models. I feel privileged to have Rianne as my coach.
Bob van der Lee, Directeur Total Identity
Rianne knows how to light flames on people that I thought would never burn again.
Jitze Reeder, Directeur bij Lagerweij, destijds teammanager i.o. bij Total Identity
Rianne is a powerful professional with great empathy. Through the combination of heart and head, she connects in every situation to her 'audience', without sacrificing herself. Her experience in managerial positions in a corporate setting and her own development make her an inspiring coach and sparring partner.
Twan van de Kerkhof, Owner/Founder European Leadership Platform.
Rianne Kuik has made my intuitive way of working 'smart'. This makes me much more focused on my business without losing the power of my intuition. As a sparring partner she is empathetic and listens well until she fully understands me and then mercilessly fillets everything in order to get to the heart of the matter. If you want to get your goals sharp or to take a closer look at your customer contacts, Rianne Kuik is an excellent partner.
Frank Dorst and John van Veen, owners Whitehorses B.V.
We asked Rianne to give substance to a staff evening and inspire our team on the theme of "connecting". We are an IT expertise agency that stands out because of our knowledge and our approach. We believe in the value of IT and the power of collaboration. With her lived story Rianne has given her own vision on customer oriented working: What is connecting, how does it work, what does it mean for you and for your customer, supplier, colleague and other conceivable business relationships. The way Rianne gave shape to the evening, is at the core of her story. She provided good interaction, which inspired the team to start working on it the next day. A valuable evening that gave extra meaning to what we mean by cooperation.
Joyce Visser, Managing Director Spirit Hosting & Promotions
Since the beginning of 2012 I have worked with Rianne Kuik on different projects and with success. Knowledge and the ability to analyze each situation are two of the strong qualities. Together we were able to not only set up new plans and projects but also to implement and secure them successfully. She is open minded, but also result driven. They are a pleasure to work with.
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